A Visual Guide to Playing and Hanging Out for Children on the Autism Spectrum
When you’re all by yourself, you can (nearly) do anything you want, but when you’re playing with other people, they might want to do something different. The more you know what they like, the more fun can be had playing!
Children on the autism spectrum can find playing with other children difficult and they may be highly focused in their interests. This colourful and interactive visual guide will help these children learn how to establish common interests with friends and classmates, or family members at home, and use this knowledge to improve their play.
With six chapters showing examples of young people trying to get better at hanging out together, before giving problem-solving exercises and activities to help refine this information, this book is perfect for an adult and child to go through to develop their ability to play.
- 1. Jeff, the dragons in his head and the kids at school
- 2. Sara and the day that keeps changing
- 3. Ana, her screens and her family
- 4. Rob and the mystery of what his family likes
- 5. Jon and the visitor
- 6. Alan and growing up so fast
- 7. When hanging out and playing is hard
- 8. Help 32 people to play and hang out!
- 9. More learning activities, games and worksheets.